A 43-year-old member asked:
Can tuberculosis cause copd?
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Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
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Pulmonary Critical Care 23 years experience
Not really: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection by a bacterium. It can cause pneumonia and even holes/cavities in the lung if not treated. It typically does not cause copd. It is possible, depending on how severe the infection is, that TB can cause scarring in the lung. Smoking is the main cause of copd.
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Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Very very rare: Would be unusual.
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Last updated Dec 20, 2015
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